17 July 2012
Part of the Pivot? The Washington Declaration and US-NZ Relations
This policy brief analyzes the 2012 Washington Declaration on US-New Zealand Defense Cooperation. According to the author, the Washington Declaration aims to take the bilateral defense partnership to a new level, arguing that the Washington Declaration is about military cooperation that extends further north into Asia. He further draws attention to the implications of this strong alignment for New Zealand’s overall foreign policy settings in a region in which China’s growing influence remains the main story.
© 2012 East-West Center (EWC)
Robert Ayson, David Capie